• King Kong film set open to visitors

    King Kong film set open to visitors

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    May 04,2017 12:19 PM

    The northern province of Ninh Binh, one of the shooting locations for the 2017 Hollywood blockbuster ‘Kong: Skull Island’, has decided to open the film set to tourists. Fans of the movie can visit the tribal village where the film’s protagonists seek refuge from monsters. Rattan huts have been set up with all kinds of decorative items. Models of a ship and aeroplane resembling those in the film will also be on display.

    The film set tour will be part of a package of activities for visitors to the Trang An tourism complex, which also includes an expedition to local caves. The movie was also filmed in the central province of Quang Binh and Halong Bay. It was released in March and crossed the $500 million-mark at the worldwide box office. Director and screenwriter, Jordan Vogt-Roberts, has been named Vietnam’s tourism ambassador.

  • Eight pedestrian malls to open in HCMC

    Eight pedestrian malls to open in HCMC

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    May 04,2017 11:36 AM

    The HCMC Department of Transport has proposed opening eight pedestrian malls in the downtown area as part of a scheme to reduce traffic congestion and accidents. The downtown area will be divided into five separate zones, with eight streets, or at least part of those streets, transformed into pedestrian malls.

    The streets are Dong Khoi, Huynh Thuc Khang, Ton Duc Thang, Le Loi, Nguyen Hue, Pham Ngoc Thach, Vo Van Tan, and Tran Cao Van.

    The area will include existing cultural, historical, and service buildings, including the city’s People’s Committee building, Reunification Palace, Ben Thanh Market, the Opera House, Tao Dan Park, and Sai Gon Zoo, among others.

    To plan for the pedestrian malls, the department will study the existing road infrastructure and other cultural and art works and develop entertainment activities.

  • Air, water quality data made public in HCMC

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    May 04,2017 10:13 AM

    The Centre for Environmental Monitoring and Analysis in HCMC and the Sai Gon River Tunnel Management Centre have signed an agreement to work together to post air and water quality readings on LED boards around the city on the 25th of every month.

    The readings include concentrations of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and carbon dioxide (CO) in the air, dust, water quality in the city’s rivers and canals, and noise levels. The display is colour-coded, with values displayed in green indicating no pollution threats and those in red indicating pollution levels.

    The readings will be updated three or four times a month. The public is encouraged to provide feedback if they find that the readings do not reflect the actual situation in their neighbourhood. The publication of the data is expected to raise public awareness of environmental issues and encourage people to protect their surroundings.

  • Sea sports complex opens in Nha Trang Bay

    Sea sports complex opens in Nha Trang Bay

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    May 04,2017 11:50 AM

    Fans of sea sports now have a new destination to head to, after an entertainment and sea sports complex was opened on Hon Tam Island in Nha Trang Bay. Visitors can rent the Seabreacher submersible watercraft, the first of its kind in Vietnam. The two-seat vessel can travel at 33 km/h at a depth of 1.5 metres. Another new service is Flyboard, a board connected by a long hose to a watercraft. With water forced down under pressure from the board, people can be lifted about ten metres in the air. Tourists can also walk on the seabed in the Seawalker dive by wearing a special helmet. Other sports offered at the complex include tandem paragliding, jet skiing, and kayaking.

  • International kite festival to kick off in Quang Nam

    International kite festival to kick off in Quang Nam

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    May 04,2017 10:17 AM

    The International Kite Festival will be take place in Quang Nam province’s Tam Thanh commune from June 5 to 9. More than 100 craftsmen from different countries and territories, including Canada, the US, Germany, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, China, and Vietnam will bring their handmade kites and demonstrate the traditional craft on pristine beaches. They will also demonstrate kite-making skills, kite decoration, and kite flying. Several folk games, sports events, and beach games will also be held on the beach during the festival and continued throughout the summer break.

    The commune and nearby Tam Ky city are also hosting an exhibition on the seas and islands of Vietnam, traditional folk performances of central Vietnam, and a demonstration of the country’s UNESCO-recognised intangible heritages.

    Tam Thanh commune, a peaceful spot with an 8-km long unexploited sandy beach, was the first locale in Vietnam to have colourful murals painted on its moss-covered walls by artists from several foreign countries. The murals attract 500 tourists each day.

  • Safari park opens in Binh Dinh

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    May 04,2017 10:12 AM

    A safari park has been opened in Quy Nhon city in the south-central province of Binh Dinh. Covering 38.5 ha at the FLC Quy Nhon eco-resort complex, the semi-wild park, home to more than 1,000 animals, serves as a biodiversity conservation facility. The complex also has a 36-hole golf course, a 1,500-room five-star hotel, a 1,500-seat international convention centre, and a marine eco-tourism area, among others. Last year, the FLC Quy Nhon Beach & Golf Resort was named ‘Best Hotel Architectural Design’ at the Vietnam Property Awards and ‘Best Course in Asia-Pacific’ at the Asia Golf Awards.

  • Hanoi pilots iParking for cars

    Hanoi pilots iParking for cars

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    May 04,2017 11:37 AM

    The Hanoi People’s Committee has approved a pilot program that will use software and automation technology to manage public parking zones on two streets in Hoan Kiem district.

    The plan, developed and implemented by the Hanoi Car Park Exploitation Company, involves the digital mapping of car parking areas, the use of management software, and the installation of cameras to record vehicle registration plates in parking zones.

    All information relating to car parks will be available online, and car owners will be able to find and book parking spaces in advance on devices such as smartphones and tablets. Hanoi currently has around 1,100 parking lots, 200 of which are on roads and employ staff to watch vehicles and collect fees.

    The iParking technology will be piloted on Ly Thuong Kiet and Tran Hung Dao Streets from May 1 to August 1.

  • Six new local, international air routes for Hue

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    May 04,2017 10:14 AM

    The Thua Thien Hue Provincial People’s Committee has launched a plan to open six local and international air routes in the 2017-2020 period. Flights will connect its Phu Bai International Airport and the northern province of Quang Ninh, the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho, Thailand’s Chiang Mai, Singapore, Japan, and South Korea. The new services are expected to help promote tourism in Hue and Vietnam, meeting the growing travel and trade demand between the ancient capital and other areas and countries.

  • Denmark supports contemporary art initiatives

    Denmark supports contemporary art initiatives

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    May 04,2017 10:11 AM

    The Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam has decided to support five independent art spaces / initiatives - Manzi Art Space (Hanoi), Heritage Space (Hanoi), Then Café (Hue), Chaosdowntown Chao (HCMC), and DNY Productions (Danang) - in their creative and innovative art programs engaging art lovers and the general public.

    The decision aims to stimulate and inspire people to become creative and innovative, based upon a creative tender held earlier this year by the embassy.

    The total support budget is VND803 million ($35,300). Many art projects and activities, including exhibitions, workshops, publications, performances, and art talks will be held this year and in 2018. The embassy’s comprehensive cultural program focuses on promoting culture and art in Vietnam and cultural exchanges between Vietnam and Denmark. Since 2006, hundreds of contemporary art projects and artist have been supported through the program.

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